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VALENTINE, A. J. 1847-1932


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/4/2015 at 08:19:14

A. J. Valentine Dies at Alden

A. J. Valentine, an early resident of Grundy county, died Sunday morning at his home in Alden from heart trouble and old age. Funeral services were held at the home in Alden Tuesday. Burial was in the cemetery at Conrad.

Andrew Jackson Valentine was born near Newcastle, in Henry county, Indiana, July 18, 1847. He was the last surviving member of a family of twelve children. When he was 9 years of age he came with his parents to Iowa, the family settling near Pella. The journey to Iowa was made in a prairie schooner. The family furniture consisted of a very few articles. A chair was tied to the back of the schooner and was used for the aged grandmother when stops were made to rest. All the children who were large enough to walk made the entire journey on foot and they were all barefooted.

After a residence of three years in Pella, the family moved to Hardin county, settling on a farm where the town of Union is now located. On Mar. 12, 1874, Andrew Valentine was married to Miss Mary Jane Lister, of Grundy county. They settled on a farm near Conrad and lived there for more than thirty years. The children were all reared and spent their youth on the same farm. When Mr. Valentine's health failed he and Mrs. Valentine moved to Conrad, where they lived for three years, until the death of Mrs. Valentine, March 18, 1910.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Valentine. Three, Elsie, who died in infancy, and Etta Allen and Minerva Early, preceded their father in death. On Oct. 5, 1910, Mr. Valentine was married to Mary Hartinger, of Alden, and had since made his home in Alden.

Surviving are the wife and the following children: Nellie Cahill, Mason City; Anna Baldwin and Robert Valentine, Pasadena, Calif.; Caroline Crouse, Conrad, and Drs. J. A. and F. B. Valentine, Chicago.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 March 1932, pg 4


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